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nikolaos kouzinis 7.Tips and Tricks:
The coil is very useful, but it has little to do with sticking it with LEDs. It needs good cleaning at its edge (by burning or grinding) to get copper the necessary amount of Kalai to achieve fast and accurate gluing with LEDs. Without base with tweezers tape-fitting gluing for a beginner will be a real trouble.

Tools and Materials:
Perhaps the most important part of what has been said so far. Without the appropriate tools and materials for the different techniques we will need to do, then our efforts will disappoint and we will probably give up.
06. May at 21:32:22
nikolaos kouzinis 8.LED welding (SMD LED):
The first category is Classical Soldering-Kalai that is standard for the standard LED category and is available in many sizes and different lengths / diameters. What is needed when buying Soldering-Kalais is the ratio of the content of the bonding materials (tin / lead alloy) A good relationship is 60/40 and 63/37 (tin / lead alloy) and contains Flux ) so we do not buy separately. Diameter 0.2mm and up, in various lengths and available from many companies in the market. There is, of course, also Solderin (ointment paste) but it is very toxic and I do not recommend it for this job.
The second category is Solder Paste - careful not to mix it with Solder (ointment paste) that is too toxic and I do not recommend it for this job. It is the classic Soldering-Kalai in almost liquid form to make it understandable. Easy to use, hands free and easy to place on small surfaces, gluing is done light-fast using adhesive as well as the classic Soldering-Kalai. One way SMD LED welding, as mentioned above, is very sensitive to high temperatures and especially during welding.

06. May at 21:34:02
nikolaos kouzinis 9.The third category is Conductive Wire Glue Paint, which was also referenced in the Cables, transmission lines. This conductive paint glue is basically made of carbon and it is possible to do it on our own (there are many videos on YouTube) with good results. There is to buy it ONLINE (at least 5 different samples I managed to find) with a price of up to 10 euro. A bottle of 30ml for soldering will keep you several years. The bonding dries within 30-60 minutes and depending on the company you will use drying times, strong bonding, conductivity and the ability to make transmission lines (replacing cables) is different. One of the basic rules is that the resistance after gluing if you measure it is less than 16 Ohm. Nevertheless, the replacement of the adhesive / linen really solves our hands, because simply by using a brush we can make welds and in the most difficult areas since the use of so-called cold welds will literally zero the failure and destruction especially when using SMD LEDs. It is not recommended to weld the cables to each other.
06. May at 21:35:10
nikolaos kouzinis 10 Soldering:
We talked about soldering and we have to mention the Soldering Machines. The basic rule is that for LEDs we do not need a lot of Watt to do the job, but it's good to avoid overheating because it has an unpleasant effect. The basic rule is to have a soldering iron up to 15Watt. If we already have an adjustable Weller bench solver no problem. If we do not have, we do not have to go into the expenses (a good Weller makes over 250 euros) as there are the following solutions:

A good adjustable electronic portable soldering iron type TS100 costs about 50/60 euros.
It is the best tool and relatively new in the market, the best value for money.

A good 15Watt (Weller / JBC) soldering machine not adjustable costs about 30/40 euros.

A good 8Watt USB stick (5Volts) costs about 10 euros.
06. May at 21:35:42
nikolaos kouzinis 11.Tips and Tricks:
The Acrylic-Kalais market in as small a diameter as possible, helps to be particularly thin for the SMD LED welding.
The small-diameter Soldering-Casting market (eg 0.3 mm) will help you in addition to gluing and detailing in your model.
Solder Paste wants to be careful not to leave it open for a long time, close it well and store it properly (0-10 degrees Celsius).
If Solder Paste begins to dry thoroughly, we can restore it with good stirring and using Isopropyl Alcohol.
Solder Paste does incredibly good work (much better than Kalai) for PE joints, for those who use this technique as opposed to using cyanocrylic glue.
Conductive Wire Glue Paint varies from company to company, we can find very good quality in electronics stores that its application is for repairing boards but is not cheap.
Conductive Wire Glue Paint from England (Bare Conductive) is the best one I've tried with a difference, especially in drying time, conductivity and the most important thing is that it does at the same time for lines. With one material two applications.
There are too many soldering adhesives on the market. We avoid the big Watt and we always choose thin nose, it is good if we buy a new solder and get a nose for spare.
The 8Watt type (5Volts) except cheap is very convenient because we can use it with our USB phone charger or even more conveniently from our laptop.1.
06. May at 21:36:45
nikolaos kouzinis 12.Other Techniques:
Much we can think and implement with the use of LEDs, we need practice and the ideas will come at the time we make our model. A good example is the use of fiber optic for panel lighting and more. The LED is used as a light source and the optical fibers are terminated on the panel, the result is excellent in my view.
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06. May at 21:39:25
nikolaos kouzinis Changing the machine gun nests on fuselage
08. May at 23:16:46
nikolaos kouzinis Interior Lights test ok. Interior scratch building fixed ok. Nests for machine guns opened and the turret hole closed with balsa. The wires fixed for using. One protector for the gunner made by balsa (the other was in kit for the turret) Job in progress...
17. May at 22:35:02
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May 12, 2018

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Peter de Bruin In that case I say mercury? :)
11. May at 20:34:50
Alex TOW?
11. May at 20:39:26
11. May at 20:57:17
Augie Titan
11. May at 22:25:46
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Nike Hercules first stage solid boosters ,,,, which is the price btw?
12. May at 16:13:44
12. May at 16:43:31
nikolaos kouzinis Yes it is first stage solid booster Nike-Hercules . I ll give you the plans for scratching (this is the price)
12. May at 20:44:58
Donald Dickson II This looks to be interesting!
12. May at 20:46:24
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March 28, 2018

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nikolaos kouzinis Note; - Lockheed C-141A Starlifter 67-0021, of the 438th MAW, is seen here in an experimental two-tone grey camouflage scheme. This was applied to a few aircraft in 1979-80. The exact colours used are not known, but were possibly Compass Ghost Gray and standard Gray. The scheme was short-lived, being dropped in favour of the tactical Éuropean One' finish.
28. March at 00:57:56
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March 13, 2018

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Cuajete Well donde, Nikolaos. Congratulations!
In pic 70, the Blinder is from Italeri/Esci or from Modelsvit? Thanks!
08. March at 21:01:54
nikolaos kouzinis From Esci Cuajete. There is on my wall if you want more pictures
08. March at 21:46:08
Martien Lourens Fantastic work
08. March at 23:48:57
Clifford Keesler Awesome!!!!!!!!!!
09. March at 02:06:25
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you guys
09. March at 10:08:14
Ekki Excellent work!
09. March at 18:37:34
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you Ekki
12. March at 20:25:09
nikolaos kouzinis Second step, the phase 2 with the wooden base and the lights on-off
13. March at 16:15:25
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March 12, 2018

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Clifford Keesler Very very nice.
09. March at 02:07:02
Clifford Keesler Maybe they copied our J-79? LOL.
09. March at 02:08:52
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you Clifford
09. March at 10:07:40
Erik Leijdens Nice work Nikolaos!
09. March at 10:12:14
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you Eric
09. March at 15:03:45
Julian Herrero aka Yuri Impressive video Maciej ,,, thanks fro sharing
10. March at 19:24:06
Julian Herrero aka Yuri And ..... good work Nikolaos
10. March at 19:24:22
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you julian
12. March at 20:25:24
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March 11, 2018

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08. March at 16:29:37 Share
Stephan Ryll Nice collection
08. March at 20:03:28
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you Stephan
08. March at 22:10:04
Martien Lourens Very nice collection. Nice work
08. March at 23:40:05
Clifford Keesler I love Russian Aircraft, too bad the kits are so expensive.
09. March at 02:10:07
nikolaos kouzinis When I find second hand kits I buy them because as you say the kits with russian aircraft are expensive
09. March at 10:07:04
Erik Leijdens Nice trio Nikolaos. All in 1/72?
09. March at 10:13:20
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you Eric. The TU-95 Bear is in 1:100. The other 1:72.
09. March at 15:03:11
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you Martien , too
09. March at 15:05:55
Eric RENOUX Great !!!
09. March at 15:13:03
Konrad Limmer Very nice!
09. March at 16:16:46
gorbygould Excellent job Nikolaos! I've always been fascinated with these Soviet Monsters.
09. March at 18:54:47
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you Eric Konrad, Gorby
11. March at 21:05:26
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March 09, 2018

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14. February at 20:03:56 Share
14. February at 20:05:00
nikolaos kouzinis Subtitles: The kit of AMTECH is agood choice kit. It is big model 58 cm length. It has good decals. The floor is big and kit gives choise for three EC-135 versions. It has double choice version of engines and the interior is pure. It costs in Marketplace Modelclub 27 euro and the price is very good. It has also thin plastic which is the quality for such a big aircraft This kit is second hand.
14. February at 21:05:59
Gordon Sørensen Looks big! What are you going to motorize on this one?
15. February at 03:57:54
nikolaos kouzinis Ha ha ha. This Gordon I "ll try to make jamming to mother-in-low!!!!!!
15. February at 13:20:39
Cuajete Following!
08. March at 21:58:44
nikolaos kouzinis And that is a huge aircraft. I dont know where I put all that beasts. My wife will dιvorce me!!!!
08. March at 22:06:44
Clifford Keesler Awesome. I built the AMT one years and years ago.
09. March at 02:17:39
nikolaos kouzinis It s an interest aircraft kit
09. March at 10:05:09
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March 08, 2018

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Björn Leichsenring What a monster.
18. January at 20:59:26
Dimitri Sambanis Αντε και Καλή Αρχή!
18. January at 21:06:51
nikolaos kouzinis Ευχαριστω Δημητρη
18. January at 21:10:07
Mike Daniels I'll follow along if thats ok. Curious about Zvezda. Dont see many of them in the UK. From what I have seen on SM they look terrific.
19. January at 00:14:48
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you Mike
19. January at 09:13:27
Julian Herrero aka Yuri This must be HUGE !!!
20. January at 08:04:39
Cuajete Following.
08. March at 21:59:31
nikolaos kouzinis Yes is the next for construction
08. March at 22:00:36
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January 18, 2018

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Dimitri Sambanis Ποτε τα εβγαλε ο Καλφακης αυτά?
18. January at 21:07:32
nikolaos kouzinis Τα εχει απο καιρο νομιζω Δημητρη γιατι εχω μια ιδια κοπια εδω και 4 χρονια
18. January at 21:09:43
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November 12, 2017

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12. November 2017 at 12:26:01 Share
David Thor Beautiful! Is it a kit or scratchbuild?
12. November 2017 at 13:14:20
nikolaos kouzinis It is kit David belongs to one of my friends. He is not modeller so said to me to make it for him. He had lost some pieces of wood for the corp of the boat so I made some scrathes pieces to replace the lost. The problem with the scratches pieces is that the boat has not now straight keel
12. November 2017 at 13:52:25
David Thor Still looks great!
12. November 2017 at 14:12:04
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November 09, 2017

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31. October 2017 at 22:21:44
nikolaos kouzinis Lukasz good evening. I did n't put more lights to the room because I want looks the lights of the aircraft.
31. October 2017 at 22:25:33
Alexander G. really cool!
31. October 2017 at 22:40:53
Donald Dickson II Very nice!
01. November 2017 at 00:05:09
nikolaos kouzinis I "hanged" it, down of Damocle's sword....I want to put only the Hellenic air force roundels.
09. November 2017 at 13:30:25
Łukasz Gliński Is it gonna hang there and flash around? That's a cool idea :)
09. November 2017 at 20:20:56
Gordon Sørensen The lighting look great, Nicolaos! A little noisy with the engines. Can you do the lights and props seperately, or are they on the same switch?
09. November 2017 at 20:28:16
nikolaos kouzinis Ηello Gordon. It's true the engines are noisy. I wanted to put an interior electronic plaquewith two switces but it was too big and I must put more wires to contact it with the battery. The baterry is inside the aircraft. If it was external I must have place to put the aircraft. Only the ceilling is empty!!!! So I decided to put only one. It is not easy to my town to find materials as you want and some which I found were too big in dimensions. .
09. November 2017 at 20:35:43
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AC-47 REVELL 1/48
1:48 AC-47 Vietnam Gunship (Revell 85-5615)
 
AC-47 Vietnam Gunship
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nikolaos kouzinis added the Revell AC-47 Vietnam Gunship in 1:48 to his wishlist
1:48 AC-47 Vietnam Gunship (Revell 85-5615)
 
AC-47 Vietnam Gunship
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nikolaos kouzinis added the Revell AC-47 Vietnam Gunship (1:48) to his stash.
1:48 AC-47 Vietnam Gunship (Revell 85-5615)
 
AC-47 Vietnam Gunship
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October 07, 2017

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Łukasz Gliński Following. Aerials are bit thick, but what livery have you selected?
30. September 2017 at 23:32:09
nikolaos kouzinis You have right Lukasz the aerials are from the spares . I ii put russian stars
01. October 2017 at 09:52:34
Bernhard Pethe As someone who grew up with Plasticart, amazing what you can still make of it.
01. October 2017 at 11:55:47
nikolaos kouzinis THE END. With generous dust as wash.
01. October 2017 at 21:37:08
Thanasis Nicely done Nikolae. I love the paint work you did.
01. October 2017 at 22:10:51
nikolaos kouzinis Ευχαριστω Θαναση. Με πινελο το δουλευω δεν εχω αερογραφο, ομως εχω πρεσβυωπια, θα μπορουσε να ηταν ακομα καλυτερο
01. October 2017 at 22:25:07
Łukasz Gliński Nice finish, motivates to build mine too ;)
02. October 2017 at 09:02:42
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you guys
07. October 2017 at 19:06:07
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September 27, 2017

nikolaos kouzinis
I am serching for set wheel Tu 22 M. I found a foto to scalemates I want informations for the set wheels.There is a foto to scalemates the name ty-22 but the archive is destroyed and I cannot share the foto. If searching in scalemates (kits) ty 22 you can see the foto. Where can I buy and price. If any mate knows something, please help and answer me
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September 19, 2017

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nikolaos kouzinis Here, a model for children of another God and another epoque. The VEB model. Doric, austere and durable as plastic and also durable in our children souls brings emotion feelings when the modelling, and the shopping with our small pocket money (in drachmas) was a small celebration in our souls. Reminds me tears emotion feelings of my age as child. Look the zelatin for glasses and the pass of time on the paper and insignia. I believe to change it correct to IL-20M ELINT
15. September 2017 at 12:20:54
Alec K Ahhh, Veb Plasticart models. I too remember those from when I was a kid
15. September 2017 at 13:26:32
nikolaos kouzinis Sweet memories Alec
15. September 2017 at 15:36:40
nikolaos kouzinis I can not continue the job because the fuselage has two right pieces. Sorry guys.
17. September 2017 at 22:44:07
Alexander G. Wait...what? Did you buy it like this? :D
18. September 2017 at 12:41:29
nikolaos kouzinis Alexander the kit is very very old. It belongs to father of man who sales me. So the mistakes are forgivable. It 's a pitty because it is an interest kit but sometimes we cannot have all!!!!!
19. September 2017 at 13:34:18
Łukasz Gliński Wow, always wanted to grab one of these :)
19. September 2017 at 15:06:55
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September 17, 2017

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Murad ÖZER Wonderful work Nikolaos
15. September 2017 at 07:21:48
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you Murad
15. September 2017 at 10:57:12
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you Bart
15. September 2017 at 10:57:28
Holger Kranich Nikolaos, that truly impressive! And very inspirational!
15. September 2017 at 13:45:08
nikolaos kouzinis Thank you Holger I tried to make something handmade only with the cutter and sandpaper. The other materials on the deck are from simple plastic things.
15. September 2017 at 15:36:11
Giannis Kaltapanidis Scratch build?? Νίκο είσαι απίστευτος!! :)
Από τι υλικό είναι φτιαγμένο;
15. September 2017 at 18:56:51
nikolaos kouzinis Ευχαριστω Γιάννη. Είναι απο μπάλσα, εξαρτήματα παλιών κινητων, κομματι ορείχαλκο για την προπελα και υπολλείματα πλαισιων για τα περισκοπια. Συνολικο κοστος με τα χρωματα 35 ευρω. Το μηκος του είναι 65 cm.
17. September 2017 at 20:12:29
Geert Wow
17. September 2017 at 20:15:10
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